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Meaning of 'chuck' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Chuck [ n.]
- The chuck or call of a hen.
- A sudden, small noise.
- A word of endearment; -- corrupted from chick.
- A slight blow or pat under the chin.
- A short throw; a toss.
- A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated upon.
- A small pebble; -- called also chuckstone and chuckiestone.
- A game played with chucks, in which one or more are tossed up and caught; jackstones.
- A piece of the backbone of an animal, from between the neck and the collar bone, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking; as, a chuck steak; a chuck roast.
2 . Chuck [ v. i.]
- To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck.
- To chuckle; to laugh.
3 . Chuck [ v. t.]
- To call, as a hen her chickens.
- To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to.
- To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch.
- To place in a chuck, or hold by means of a chuck, as in turning; to bore or turn (a hole) in a revolving piece held in a chuck.

Meaning of 'chuck' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . chuck [ v]
Meaning (1):
- eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
Example in sentence:
  • After drinking too much, the students vomited;
  • He purged continuously;
  • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night
Meaning (2):
- throw carelessly
Example in sentence:
  • chuck the ball
Meaning (3):
- throw away
Example in sentence:
  • Chuck these old notes